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Study on New Nerve Drug For Migraine Prevention

By on November 23, 2015
migraine article Julia Yellow

Designer Medicines Bind Tightly To Prevent Migraine

These designer proteins bind tightly to CGRP molecules in the brain is the scientific way to say it.

Migraine prevention sounds good to me. Finding out that this is just a study and realizing that it may take a year or more to finish all of the studies required by FDA to get approved, let alone the money involved is not so good.

Take heart, (I hope I am wrong) and enjoy the article.

by David Noonan (Scientific America)

The 63-year-old chief executive couldn’t do his job. He had been crippled by migraine headaches throughout his adult life and was in the middle of a new string of attacks. “I have but a little moment in the morning in which I can either read, write or think,” he wrote to a friend. After that, he had to shut himself up in a dark room until night. So President Thomas Jefferson, in the early spring of 1807, during his second term in office, was incapacitated every afternoon by the most common neurological disability in the world.

The co-author of the Declaration of Independence never vanquished what he called his “periodical head-ach,” although his attacks appear to have lessened after 1808. Two centuries later 36 million American migraine sufferers grapple with the pain the president felt. Like Jefferson, who often treated himself with a concoction brewed from tree bark that contained quinine, they try different therapies, ranging from heart drugs to yoga to herbal remedies. Their quest goes on because modern medicine, repeatedly baffled in attempts to find the cause of migraine, has struggled to provide reliable relief.

Now a new chapter in the long and often curious history of migraine is being written. Neurologists believe they have identified a hypersensitive nerve system that triggers the pain and are in the final stages of testing medicines that soothe its overly active cells. These are the first ever drugs specifically designed to prevent the…..

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2 Comments

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    December 6, 2015 at 5:19 AM

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I really appreciate your efforts and I will be waiting for your next write ups
    thanks once again.

    • Alexa

      December 16, 2015 at 8:05 AM

      Thanks for your comment. I appreciate the encouragement. I have in fact, had a migraine for the last several days so I am anxious for anything that might help. Sorry it took so long for me to respond.

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